13 Cities Where the Increased Amex Delta Credit Card Offers Are an Especially Great Deal (Ends August 15, 2019)

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INSIDER SECRET: You can stretch your Delta miles even further by taking advantage of the weekly Delta SkyMiles deals, which in the past have included round-trip flights to the Caribbean for 12,000 miles and to Europe for only 22,000 miles.

Through August 15, 2019, these Amex Delta credit cards have increased bonus offers:

And if you live in (or near!) one of Delta’s hub cities, any of these cards would be of particularly good value for you. That’s because hub or focus cities have the most flights.  So it should be easy for you to make the most of the miles you earn.

Live in Minneapolis? Then these increased Delta credit card offers(Photo by Gian Lorenzo Ferretti/Shutterstock)

Using the Amex Delta Credit Card Bonuses to Fly From Delta’s Hubs

And if you live near one of Delta’s hubs, taking full advantage of these increased bonuses shouldn’t be too difficult.

Delta’s hub and focus cities include:

  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Boston
  • Cincinnati
  • Detroit
  • Los Angeles
  • Minneapolis
  • Nashville
  • New York (JFK and LaGuardia)
  • Raleigh/Durham
  • Salt Lake City
  • San Jose
  • Seattle

Of course, Delta serves other cities, too. But these hub cities have the most flights, so folks flying from any of these locations might do especially well with these bonuses.

If you’re planning a trip using Delta miles, Delta’s interactive route map is a great place to start. Because you can click on any city Delta serves and see where you can fly. Including which routes are nonstop and which require a connection.

Here’s a look at 3 great ways folks in Delta’s hub cities can use the bonus from any of the Amex Delta cards to fly round-trip, nonstop, across the country, or to some beautiful destinations.

1. Los Angeles to New York

For folks living in or near Los Angeles, earning just one welcome bonus could get you and the family to New York.

For example, I found loads of round-trip Basic Economy flights from Los Angeles to New York for only 13,000 Delta miles and ~$11 in taxes and fees or you could pay ~$237 for these same tickets.


If you earn an intro bonus worth 30,000 to 50,000 miles, you easily could book 2-3 round-trip transcontinental flights and the 50% statement credits could cover another 1 or 2 tickets.

Being able to fly up to 5 people round-trip across the country can be helpful for more than just a visit to New York. Some of the cheapest fares to Europe depart from East Coast cities and the cheapest flights to Hawaii depart from the West Coast. So you could potentially use your Delta miles for cheap positioning flights for the whole family.

2. Atlanta to Jamaica

The increased bonus on any Delta credits cards will earn you enough for 2+ cheap round-trip coach flights to Jamaica.

The cheapest round-trip Basic Economy flights from Atlanta to Montego Bay, Jamaica cost 30,000 Delta miles and ~$136 in taxes and fees or ~$484.

You could book two flights to Jamaica for 30,000 + $620 ($136 in fees +$484 cash ticket price) and if you open a Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express you’d earn the full $300 statement credit (if you made the purchases in the first 3 months of account opening). Since the Gold Delta card has a waived ($95) annual fee (see rates & fees) the first year, you’d only end up pay $160 per person out of pocket.

The statement credits from the current Delta card offers should apply to to the award tickets fees although I haven’t personally tested this, so if you have please let me know in the comments.

3. New York to Cancun

Delta often has great deals to the Mexico and the Caribbean, so with Delta you’ve got options when you’re looking for a tropical escape. Right now there are award seats available for 18,000 miles + ~$82 in taxes and fees or $321 for flights between New York and Cancun.

You could book four round-trip flights for 36,000 miles + $806 ($164 in fees + $642). If you opened either Delta Platinum card and made the purchases within the first three months you’d be reimbursed $403 leaving you with an out of pocket cost of ~$100 per person.

Bottom Line

Delta hub and focus cities include 13 cities across the US, like New York, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Seattle, and more!

If you live in or near one of these cities, you can do especially well with the limited-time (they end on August 15, 2019) offers on these Delta credit cards:

To learn more about Delta, check out these guides:

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